In 2019, the dreams of numerous Polish fans came true when Robert Kubica signed for Williams. Unfortunately, that dream soon became a nightmare as the Williams F1 car was an absolute dog. To make matters worse, his younger teammate, George Russell has been almost consistently beating him.
As a result of his lack of pace, many expect Williams to replace him with reserve driver Nicholas Latifi next season. It also looks like the Polish veteran knows that his days are numbered. Speaking to the official F1 website, the 35-year-old dropped a massive hint on his future plans.
“I think I have, let’s say, a clear view on what is possible, what is not possible, and what I would like to do,” Robert Kubica said.
“Sooner or later there will be some decisions and probably once the decision will be in place there will be a follow-up on what I might do next year or what I will not be doing next year.”
“For sure, Formula 1 is something I would love to race, but if it will not be the case then I have good opportunities somewhere else. When the time will arrive, we will have to make the decision and see what is possible.”
One of those options, is the Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters, or DTM, in the 2020 season. It was recently confirmed that Audi motorsport boss Dieter Gass was talking to Kubica’s management regarding an opportunity.
“[Kubica is an] Interesting driver for sure, for the DTM in general,” he told PlanetF1. “It’s a bit early to comment too much into details of the driver situation for our factory drivers.
“But, if I look back, I think one of the differences [in Audi winning the manufacturers’ title this year] was that we had a very strong and balanced line-up.
“Every driver has been able to go on the podium or score big points, so it’s not easy to not continue without one of them at the end of the day.”
Admittedly, Gass has yet to approach Kubica directly, but the Pole is still hoping against hope to retain his F1 seat.